Quinton Dunbar 'determined' to play against Falcons

Josh Luckenbaugh
October 30, 2018 - 8:11 am
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Quinton Dunbar missed out on the Redskins' wins over the Cowboys and Giants, but the fourth-year corner says he's "determined" to get back on the field Sunday against the Falcons. 

Dunbar was off to a great start, setting a new career high with 29 total tackles — in addition to five passes defended and an interception — through the first five games, but has been sidelined the past two weeks due to a nerve issue previously believed to be in his shin. 

However, Dunbar told NBC Sports Washington's J.P. Finlay the problem is in fact affecting his hamstring.

The Redskins could certainly use the return of Dunbar to the secondary with the high-flying Atlanta offense looming on Sunday.

Matt Ryan leads the NFL in passing yards per game, and has thrown just two interceptions to 15 touchdowns, not to mention the talented receiving trio of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu. Jones tops the league in receiving yards per game, but somehow still doesn't have a receiving touchdown. 

In other secondary news, Washington officially placed rookie safety Troy Apke on injured reserve after he re-aggravated a hamstring injury Sunday against the Giants.

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